Online Competence

Online ‘Competence’ when using ‘Social Media – Online Games & Gaming Communities

There are four levels of Online Competence, that result from behaviour. Most children and young adults unfortunately are not competent to use so many devices, from Smart Phones, Nintendo Switches, IPads, Tablets, Play Stations to X Boxes. These devices are supplied by parents who believe the device is necessary as a gift and Competency is not even considered. Therefore which type of Online Competency can be influenced by adults, carers and teachers ?.

Unintended Competence  – Accidental Appropriate Online Behaviour – Safe Online Behaviour (JUST)

Intended Competence  – Deliberate Appropriate Online Behaviour – Safe Online Behaviour

Intended Incompetence – Deliberate Inappropriate Online Behaviour – Unsafe Online Behaviour

Unintended Incompetence        Accidental Inappropriate Online Behaviour Unsafe Online Behaviour

Accidental Inappropriate Online Behaviour

Due to

Ease of Access / Device / Connectivity                 Ease of Downloading / Installing

Unaware of Possible Online Dangers                   Peer Pressure

No or Ignorant of Age Restrictions                      No Supervision

Affluent Neglect                                                    Random Play                                               etc

Resulting in

Unintentional Victims

GPS / Location Services –            Identifying Home Address from Social Media Posts

                                                        Identifying Home Address from Gmail (Google Timeline)

Webcam Compromise –               Spyware from Viruses

                                                        Viruses from Streaming Films (File Sharing)- Remote access to Webcams

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